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Can't Drag Spotify Window

Can't Drag Spotify Window



For a while now I've been unable to click the top of the Spotify window and drag it around my desktop. This is only a problem with Spotify, not any other applications on my computer. It's a big pain! Has anyone else experienced this issue? I'm using Spotify v1.2.20.1216.ge7a7b92f. Thanks.



Mac Studio M1 2022


Operating System

macOS 13.5.1


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Hey @ggengras,


Thanks for posting in the Community.


Could you try performing a clean reinstall of the Spotify app to see if this brings any change? Here is how to do it.

Let us know how that went.



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I am having the same issue, April 2024.  Been going on for a couple months now.  I just did a fresh re-install as per the instructions in this thread and it did not help.  I was able to move the window once after the install, but then when I clicked out of the spotify window, now it is locked in place on my screen again.  I can minimize or maximize the window, but can not move it at all.


I'm using a windows PC with Windows 10 64 bit Professional Edition

Hi @jellyphysch,


Thanks for the reply. This behaviour is quite peculiar and we've been unable to reproduce it on our end thus far. Could you send us a screen recording showing what exactly is happening? Try grabbing at different spots, minimizing and then reopening the app, etc. If the files are too large to attach here in the Community, you can send them to us via Google Drive or as unlisted YouTube videos.

Keep us posted.

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I am not the original poster but I did face the similar inconvenience which I didn't experience previously. I usually put Spotify in the smallest window. I attached the screenshot seems the vast blank spaces I highlighted in red after the search button is not drag-able but which I would expect it to be. Currently it's only the really small margin at the top is drag-able. Not a huge problem but still annoying.

Screenshot 2024-04-22 at 1.28.52 PM.png

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